- January 10, 2019 at 6:10 am #384008
I was taking a pic of this Moreton Bay Fig tree when this young child and her grandmother wandered into the shot. The grandmother then turned and saw me and apologised for walking into the shot. I said “It's fine, people make for better shots. Do you mind if I take a photo with you two in it?” She said “Certainly”. I took the shot but after I reviewed it in PS, I decided that because she had her back to me and she was standing right next to the girl, the grandmother was a bit a distraction from the girl pretending to be asleep. I photoshopped her out of the pic in the end. It's not the best quality but I like the cuteness factor.
- January 10, 2019 at 9:52 am #384018
Nice! I wonder how this would look in monochrome?
- January 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm #384146
- January 11, 2019 at 9:30 am #384246
Interesting. It has a very fanciful fairytale feel to it after your special effects and conversion. I like it. Do you like it better than the color?
- January 11, 2019 at 7:08 pm #384353
Its a bit over the top I guess but I do love the dappled light on the girl and tree roots. The light through the backround trees could be toned down a bit I think. ‘Fairytale' is a good word to describe the mood/atmosphere in this version.
I tried a straight monchrome conversion using PS presets but I thought it lost something…not unlike the recent discussions on the Glade Creek Grist Mill.
Sadly, when I upgraded to the subscription package of PS, I lost my free version Nik filters which I would have liked to use to check out some B&W conversions as I thought they were excellent.
- January 15, 2019 at 10:02 am #384986
I like the Black n White Graham.
- January 10, 2019 at 10:51 am #384027
She is like a bug on a stick, good way to show the perspective of size.
- January 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm #384149
I thought I'd spend a few hours in our Botanic Gardens because I knew there were huge Moreton Bay Fig trees in there which I wanted to capture. This tree was outside the entrance gate to the gardens just in the parklands across the road.
- January 10, 2019 at 11:23 am #384032
Nice Graham and yes it does have a cuteness factor.
- January 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm #384150
Thanks John. Pity she didn't know about the rule of thirds and move down that trunk about 3 feet 🙂
- January 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm #384502
You could actually move her down – I played with it and she snugs right into that crevasse in the roots perfectly at the lower 3rd intersection. 🙂
- January 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm #384299
I do like the B&W. Has a mystical feel to it…
- January 12, 2019 at 10:48 am #384461
she adds a lot of perspective to the image, i would have never guessed the roots were that large. great shot.
- January 12, 2019 at 7:56 pm #384491
- January 14, 2019 at 4:50 am #384746
I hesitated to add an example as this is not the Shark Tank Graham; however, in that you asked Here is the quick edit. I cloned the girl to the lower 3rd intersection sweet spot – for me even tho the girl is the same size she looks a little smaller and it accents the magnificent size of the roots in the tree even more. I also took the liberty and cloned out a couple cars in the background and added a little warmer tones. See if you like it.
- January 14, 2019 at 11:23 am #384815
Great cloning job Frogdaily! Seamlesss transition. I like your edit in the colour version because she's almost an adornment to the tree and as you say, she makes the roots seem even bigger in the lower position.
I think I prefer her in the original position in the B&W version though where she is the strong focal point and the tree has lost some detail.
Thanks for showing me this, I appreciate the effort 🙂
- January 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm #385434
You are welcome Graham 🙂
- January 15, 2019 at 9:53 am #384980
Very nice Belinda!
- January 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm #385435
Thank you so much Kent
- January 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm #385441
Good job Belinda. I like the location where she is placed a lot better… Nice catch of this photo too Graham…
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